Washington, MO, hold public meetings about bike/ped plan

The Missourian recently covered public meetings held by the city of Washington, Missouri, to get public feedback on their proposed bicycle/pedestrian plan.

The plan includes:


• 13.3 miles of warning signs estimated to cost approximately $30,255. This includes, but is not limited to, areas along Highway 47, Fifth Street, South Point Road and Bluff Road;

• 32.6 miles of bike routes estimated to cost $113,646. This includes, but is not limited to, areas along Third, Eighth, Stafford and Front streets;

• Six miles of shared-lane markings estimated to cost about $25,950 along Fifth and Jefferson streets and International Avenue; and

• 4.9 miles of multi-purpose or off-street trails, which will cost approximately $1,168,942. This includes the extension of the Rotary Riverfront Trail to the west, Busch Creek Trail, Camp Street Connector and a dedicated bicycle lane on a new Highway 47 bridge over the Missouri River. The estimated cost does include the bike lane on the bridge.

Trailnet has worked with many cities in the St. Louis area to create plans like these.  Encouraging cities to create bicycle, pedestrian, and trails plans is one of the key elements in MoBikeFed's Vision for Bicycling and Walking in Missouri.